As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Episode transcript

Part One

North Korea: Guam
President Trump threatened "fire and fury". North Korea warned of "an enveloping fire". And in the heat of this apocalyptic talk, the island of Guam is sweating -- because North Korea has also said it could be the target of a missile strike. 

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Quebec refugees
The Canadian military sets up shelters for hundreds of asylum seekers crossing into Quebec from the U.S. -- but a United Nations representative says the new arrivals don't really know what they're getting into. 

Password security re-think
If your password looks like a curse word in a comic strip, it's probably because Bill Burr advised you to include asterisks and exclamation marks 14 years ago -- but now he'd like to request a reset. 

Part Two

New Orleans flood
Tegan Wendland is an environmental reporter with WWNO, an NPR station in New Orleans. She was caught in the flood on Saturday, and has been following the political fallout since. 

Carla del Ponte leaves UN Syria inquiry
A UN Commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria is suddenly short one pivotal member -- Carla del Ponte, who has resigned, citing a frustrating lack of progress. 

Quarantined shotput coach
He's quarantined in his London hotel room with symptoms of the norovirus. But that didn't prevent Richard Parkinson from throwing out advice to Canadian shot putter Brittany Crew at tonight's track worlds final.